Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category

Religion Expert Exposes Real Danger of Halloween

By Deborah Hamilton With Halloween just days away, children—and some parents, too—are eagerly anticipating donning costumes and asking for a ‘treat’ from neighbors as the price for not having a ‘trick’ played on them. Meanwhile, decorations designed to terrify—from skulls and witches to life-sized graveyards and giant insects—have turned homes across America into virtual haunted […]

Halloween History and the Bible

by Bodie Hodge When did this holiday begin and why? How should Christians view this day in general? To understand these questions further, we need to go back to the roots of Halloween. In the United States (and other countries), Halloween has become one of the most popular unofficial holidays. On the up side, retail sales […]

BOBBING FOR APPLES

The previous article entitled “Trick or Treat, Jack o’ Lanterns and Costumes”, explored the Druids practice of adorning white robes, traveling throughout the countryside, and collecting victims in celebration of the “Festival of Samhain, Lord of the Dead.” Samhain wasn’t known as the Lord of the Dead just for the fun of it. One part […]

TRICK OR TREAT, JACK O’ LANTERNS AND COSTUMES

Jack O' Lantern

Early Americans refused to allow the pagan holiday of Halloween to be celebrated in the nation. It was illegal in America for the first fifty years. They had good reasons. Halloween originates with the pagan Druids. It was called the “Festival of Samhain, Lord of the Dead.” Pastor David J. Meyer states in Halloween and the […]